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Update On Richard Muema, The Man Shot 8 Times By Thugs

Richard Muema during his discharge from Kenyatta Hospital

Richard Muema, the selfless Kasarani man who was seen on CCTV confronting gun-totting thugs has been discharged from hospital.

Accordong to Rapper Kennedy Ombima better known as King Kaka or Rabbit, Mr. Muema was discharged after paying the hospital bill in full.

‘Some good news thanks to everyone who contributed a while back when I asked for help. Richard Muema who was shot 8times has been discharged and bills settled . I am grateful, the family says Asante and Be blessed’, the Rapper wrote on Twitter.

The medical funds appeal

How he was shot

Two months ago, in the CCTV footage of the event, two women are seen communicating as if transacting with the shopkeeper. The shop also appears to offer M-Pesa services in addition to selling goods.

Moments after, one of the women leaves as Muema enters the shop.

As Muema waits for the shopkeeper to serve him, two thugs posing as customers walk in.

One of the men, dressed in a red jumper and a black marvin cap is seen carrying a purple bag and a phone, while the other, wearing a yellow and blue jacket, black trousers and a red cap, has his hands in his jacket pockets.

The other woman leaves and seconds later, the man in a yellow and blue jacket, after nervously fidgeting and glancing outside the shop, brandishes a gun, pointing it at Muema’s head, while appearing to order him to lie down.

Muema fighting for his life after he was shot 8 times

He keeps glancing outside while now pointing the gun at the shopkeeper, all while the other man is out of view of the camera.

While the robbers concentrate on the shopkeeper, Muema pounces on the gun holder, hitting him with a brick on the head, prompting the robber to shoot aimlessly and follow Muema outside, as the other thug runs.

Outside, the thug continued shooting at Muema, pumping seven bullets into his stomach and leg, then escaping on foot, according to the police.

Seconds after, the footage shows a man going into the shop and leaving almost immediately.

While it is not clear from the video, Muema’s family says the robber with a gun shot the shopkeeper in the neck, prompting Muema, who was laying on the floor as instructed by the thugs, to spring into action.

For Muema’s other brother, Justus Mutuku, it is not surprising that Muema pounced on the gunman after the gunman shot the shopkeeper, who is Muema’s close friend.

Mutuku explained that Muema has always been heroic, stating, “Muema is a people person. He can’t leave you in trouble. He will stay until the last minute”.

He was admitted at the Kenyatta National Hospital.

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